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NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Notre Dame's Muffet McGraw was honored as The Associated Press' women's college basketball Coach of the Year for the second consecutive season.

Only one other coach -- Connecticut's Geno Auriemma -- has ever won back-to-back awards.

After losing superstar point guard Skylar Diggins to graduation, Notre Dame reeled off a season few expected, carrying a 36-0 record into Sunday's Final Four game against Maryland.

McGraw has won the award three times, the first in 2001.

"Incredible honor," McGraw said. "This is most definitely a team award. I have the best staff in college basketball. They make it fun to come into the office."

Holding a sizable trophy at the presentation, McGraw turned to her players, who attended the ceremony and clapped from the front row.

"The best part of my day," McGraw said, "is coming to practice and being around you."